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Firefox Extensions overwriting each other - Policy changes

May 05, 2009, 10:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

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"This can be quite annoying. For example, AdBlockPlus is extremely popular as an extension for blocking pop-up ads and banners, but (sometimes unintentionally) there are quite a few Firefox extensions that disrupt it, drawing regular complaints from people trying new extensions, or upgrading existing ones. Mozilla is now proposing a set of policies to police this problem, prompted by a recent catfight between extension developers. The proposed policy changes raise questions about just how much freedom extension developers should enjoy."

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